Trumponomics: Should We Just Say “No”?

by Gerald Epstein Trumponomics, argues this economist, may look like Reaganomics, but it is more about political power than optimal economics strategies. Economists should be aware of this, but many, even progressives, are not. The author provides a way of looking at and criticizing Trumponomics for the popular, power-aggrandizing strategy and ultimately deeply dangerous set … More Trumponomics: Should We Just Say “No”?

Mike Davis on Trump and the White Working Class

by Mike Davis, History has been hacked. Trump’s “impossible” victories in June and November, together with the stunning challenge of Sanders’s primary campaign, have demolished much of elite political wisdom as well as destroying the two dynasties, the Clintons and Bushes, that have dominated national politics for thirty years. Not since Watergate has so much … More Mike Davis on Trump and the White Working Class

Will Washington’s New Pro-Moscow, Anti-Beijing Gang Drive a Wedge Through the BRICS in 2017?

By Patrick Bond, The weeks following an underwhelming Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) mid-September summit in Goa and the United States presidential election in November have unveiled ever-widening contradictions. Thanks to blatant corruption, presidential delegitimation has reached unprecedented levels in both Brazil and South Africa; while ruling-party religious degeneracy in India also included an extraordinary bout of … More Will Washington’s New Pro-Moscow, Anti-Beijing Gang Drive a Wedge Through the BRICS in 2017?

It Can Happen Here: The rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States

By David Kotz, On November 8 the rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States became a realistic possibility, if not now then in the coming years. Such regimes stress nationalist and patriotic themes, play upon and intensify fear of minority ethnicities and/or religions and/or other long-oppressed groups, promise to resolve festering economic … More It Can Happen Here: The rise of a right-wing nationalist regime in the United States

Homecoming to Nostalgia: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

By Cyrus Bina, “In a time of universal deceit, Telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” — George Orwell When the entire arsenal of impulsive and aggressive foreign policy is deployed in absolute desperation and without accomplishment by a declining power unaware of its imminent demise, first it resorts to self-aggrandizement and spectacle, and then … More Homecoming to Nostalgia: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: The Politics of the Oppressed

Ahead of the Women’s March on Washington, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of rom #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016), spoke with The Indypendent about working class feminism, identity politics, Obama and how social movements can take on Trump. The Indypendent: What do you hope the Women’s March will accomplish? Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: The march marks the … More Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: The Politics of the Oppressed